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[69 Stat. 537]
[69 Stat. 537]
PUBLIC LAW 000—MMMM. DD, 1955

69

STAT.]

537

PUBLIC LAW 251-AUG. 5, 1955

SEC. 3. The President may initially fill two of the Deputy Under Secretary positions established in section 1 of this Act by appointing, without further advice and consent of the Senate, the two Deputy Under Secretaries of State who, on the date of the enactment of this Act, held that designation pursuant to authority contained in section 2 of the Act of May 26, 1949 (63 Stat. I l l). SEC. 4. Section 412 of'the Foreign Service Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 999), as amended (hereinafter referred to as "such Act"), is amended by striking the first sentence of said section and by inserting in lieu thereof the following: "There shall be eight classes of Foreign Service officers, including the classes of career ambassador and of career minister. The per annum salary of a career ambassador shall be the same as that for an Assistant Secretary of State.". SEC. 5. Section 501(a) of such Act is amended by adding the phrase "career ambassadors and" immediately following the word "including". SEC. 6. Section 502(a) of such Act is amended b}^ inserting the phrase "class of career ambassador and" immediately following the phrase "qualified for appointment to the", and by adding the following sentence at the end of said subsection: "No person shall be appointed into the class of career ambassador who has not (1) served for at least fifteen years in a position of responsibility in a Government agency, or agencies, including at least three years as a career minister; (2) rendered exceptionally distinguished service to the Government; and (3) met such other requirements as the Secretary shall prescribe.". SEC. 7. Section 518 of such Act is amended by inserting the words "career ambassador or" immediately following the phrase "to the class of". SEC. 8. Section 631 of such Act is amended by inserting the words "a career ambassador or" immediately after the words "who is". SEC. 9. Section 632 of such Act is amended by inserting the words "a career ambassador or" immediately following the words "who is not". SEC. 10. (a) Section 811(a) of such Act is amended by striking out "811. (a) " and inserting "811." in lieu thereof and by striking out the phrase "of all participants" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "received by each participant". (b) Section 811(b) of such Act is hereby repealed. SEC. 11. Section 821(a) of such Act is amended by striking the phrase ", not exceeding $13,500 per annum." and "five years next preceding the date of his retirement" and inserting the phrase "highest five consecutive years of service, for which full contributions have been made to the fund," immediately preceding the phrase "multiplied by". Approved August 5, 1955. P u b l i c Law 251

5 USC IS lb. 22 USC 867.

22 USC 901.

22 USC 902.

22 USC 913.

22 USC 1001. 22 USC 1002.

22 USC 1071.

Repeal.

22 USC 1076.

CHAPTER 577

AN ACT To authorize the construction of two surveying ships for the Coast and Geodetic Survey, Department of Commerce, and for other purposes.

August 5, 1955 [S. 847]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby de?k:°l!irv2^.°^ °" authorized to be constructed for the Department of Commerce two ships, surveying ships of not over two thousand five hundred displacement